Cleveland Renegades Prepost Hockey: Who are the Renegades?

Our History (Who are the Renegades?)
Winterhurst U18 Champs
2005 Midget Major Tier II State Champions
The Renegades Prepost program is not new. It's just a new name, along with new colors and it begins with this coming 2005-06 season. But our true history began four years ago with a group of talented CSHL players, who after back to back undefeated bantam seasons were finding very little opportunity to play "prepost" hockey as first year high school players. There were few options around town, and the prepost teams were dominated by upper classmen. So they turned to their Bantam AA coach Mitch Green with the idea of forming a new prepost team. That core group took the idea to the organization's board. While the board didn't want anything to do with the team, they did endorse the formation on the basis it ran as a separate entity. Along with the support of a core group of parents, coach Green founded the Prepost program and affiliated with the Winterhurst hockey association.

That young group (with 10 first year Midgets) won their division at the 17 & under state championships that year before falling in the semi-finals. (17 & under was the only division before USA hockey changed its age brackets) The next year, the "team" grew to become a "program" as they added a second prepost team. At the state competition the orginal team suffered heartbreak as they would lose a spot in the finals via a tie breaker. In year three, the program added a third team to the organization. In that year under coach Green the Youth 18 & Under team with that original founding core of players won the Tier II state championship.

In the Summer of 2005, faced with an obvious growing popularity, and spurred by some association red tape, the prepost program board formalized & decided it was time to break away from the association so that both parties could focus on their core responsibilities.

Personal thanks go out to all of those players and parents who have been such a big part of the program, who provided the legwork & support, and for the players, who created the on-ice memories; and who are now a part of history (ours at least). THANKS!